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Time: June 11, 2017 from 12am to 6pm
Location: Space 36
Street: 36 Ashley Road
City/Town: N19 3AF Ashley Rd, London, UK
Website or Map: https://www.crouchendfestival…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: https://www.crouchendfestival.org/events/waiting-to-exhale/
Latest Activity: Jun 10
An exhibition featuring seven resident EU and UK artists who have been invited into a [beautiful] private home to explore how their idea of home and belonging has been affected by Brexit
Space36 is an inhabited house and occasional art space in Ashley Road (off Crouch Hill).
This is the second year that the residents of Space36 have hosted a group of artists and invited them to develop artworks over a four month period, and fill a substantial portion of the house and garden with the results. This year seven artists originating from EU countries, who have made their home in the UK, have been invited to explore how their idea of home and belonging has been affected by Brexit.
The exhibition is titled “Waiting to Exhale” and is open over he weekends of 10/11 and 17/18 June, 12-6pm. Entry is free.
The focus of the exhibition is on the personal rather than the political. Starting with their gut reaction to Brexit the artists explore different psychological aspects of Brexit and the feeling of dislocation and being unhomed. They take apart some of the unconscious associations that we have with the idea of “home”, such as security, comfort and conviviality, to create psychological unease and make the audience look afresh at familiar objects, relationships and spaces.
Space36 is an experiment in opening up a private domestic space to artists and visitors for thinking and art making in a collaborative and convivial setting to see what sort of art and what sort of conversations emerge. During opening hours of the exhibition, Space36 will run a pop-up Garden Cafe with delicious homemade tea and cakes to provide refreshments and a relaxed convivial atmosphere in which to view and discuss the art.
The artist taking part this year are: Liz Brown, Liana Bortolozzo, Esperanza Gomez Carrera, Ahmed Farooqui, Mario Varas Sanchez, Constanze Schweda, Louise Scillitoe-Brown.
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